College & University

MTA 2023 Information will be posted September 1.

College & University Theatre Professionals,

Planning is well underway for this year’s MTA Festival. This year the festival is scheduled to be held on January 13 – 16, 2022 at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS. The MTA Board of Directors is staying aware of COVID guidelines and restrictions. If there is a need to move this year’s festival to a virtual format, MTA will post that information on/or before November 1, 2021.

Junior & Senior auditions are scheduled to occur on the evening of January 13, 2022. There will be times for students to meet with the colleges and universities on January 14 and 15 at the college & university booths.

All of these benefits will be included with your $70 college registration fee. Registration is open now at this link. A college & university membership will include two (2) festival admissions, a festival booth, and additional discounted college & university memberships at $20 each.

MTA will also be hosting workshops during MTA 2022. If you would be interested in hosting a workshop, please 
sign up for this as well.

If you are interested in serving as an adjudicator for one of the high school regional festivals, please send an email to Stacy Howell.

Thank you for all that you are doing during this unique time in theatre history. If you have any questions or ideas, please let us know.


Michael Barnett
MTA College & University Division Chair

Alison Stafford
MTA College & University Division Vice-Chair

MTA 2023 – Tupelo, MS – January 12-15, 2023

2023 MTA Registration will be found here September 1.
College & University Auditions for Institutions information will be found here September 1
Present a Workshop at MTA 2023 information will be found here September 1.
Ad Sales for MTA 2023 information will be found here September 1.
Sponsor/Vendor MTA 2023 Registration will be found here September 1.

SETC Professional Screening Auditions

SETC Professional Screening Audition information for 2022 will be posted in early September.

For more information contact SETC State Auditions Coordinator, Elissa Sartwell.

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Dream Team Application

Are you, or do you know of, a college student who is interested in pursuing theatre? Are you interested in building your resume and networking with theatre professionals? If so, the MTA Dream Team may be for you. MTA will be looking for college and university students to assist with the MTA 2023 Festival. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1. Contact Executive Director, Stacy Howell, for questions or for more information.

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